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Movie Review: SILENCE (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqrgxZLd_gE A couple years ago, after watching Mark Cousins’ exhaustive 15-part documentary The Story of Film, I decided to dive headfirst into my blossoming cinephilia and begin exploring some of the titans of world cinema. At first, I mostly stuck to the handful of directors most-heavily featured over

Year in Review – Top Movies of 2016

Article by: Luis Orlando Cordero   The 2016 cinematic landscape started off slow and dreary, and boy did it nearly tank during the summer months. But like any good ol' soldier, the year marched along until eventually picking up steam during the fall. So much so that this year I had to

Movie Review: THE HANDMAIDEN (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whldChqCsYk Way back in late September, I was in line at the Hollywood Arclight on Sunset, hoping to get a seat for an advanced screening of The Birth of a Nation, which wasn’t due out in theaters for more than a week. Particularly in Los Angeles, signing up

Movie Review: FENCES (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj-ZYPVRQbc Your opinion of Denzel Washington’s Fences may very well depend on your feelings about what movies are supposed to be and what they’re supposed to do. Are they supposed to simply tell a story, period amen, even if that means nothing more than setting up a camera

Is Doctor Strange Marvel’s Next Big Thing?

Featured Image: "Benedict Cumberbatch & Cate Blanchett" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore   Doctor Strange is one of the most compelling additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). As Sorcerer Supreme, Benedict Cumberbatch’s superhero is arguably the most powerful human character in the movie canon. He also wears a cape, which

MOVIE REVIEW: La La Land (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8 I said in my review for Moonlight that 2016 has been a pretty great year for movies (of which I still believe Moonlight is the best) despite being a pretty shitty year otherwise. Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is emphatic proof of the former and yet is

Passengers – Movie Review

Article by: James Kidd   It’s surprising that it has taken this long for Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt to pair up in a film. The two are easily the biggest actors in Hollywood right now, and love it or hate it, they seem to be conquering that every man/woman charm that

MOVIE REVIEW: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY Almost exactly a year ago, I was the guy who excitedly pulled up the live stream of The Force Awakens red carpet premiere, grinning like a stupid little kid as Anthony Daniels and Oscar Isaac answered Star Wars trivia. I was the guy who had bought his

MOVIE REVIEW: Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdKk_sYQNI Manchester by the Sea is a masterfully-crafted misdirect. Judging from the trailers (or any of the marketing), it clearly presents itself a certain way and establishes certain audience expectations, namely that it will be an emotionally-taxing, grief-stricken journey that ultimately proves to be uplifting(ish) if not a little

MOVIE REVIEW: Loving (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley https://youtu.be/33g-ZHBQdNU Jeff Nichols’ movies all seem to be about normal people that find themselves pushed into extraordinary circumstances. It was the Bard who said “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em”, and looking at Take Shelter, Mud, and Midnight Special, it’s

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